Stella Jo White Farriel
September 30, 1946 - January 28, 2020
Stella Jo White Farriel passed away peacefully in her sleep January 28, 2020,at the age of 73, at Heritage Healthcare in Hammond, La, where she resided since August, 2019.
As a lifelong member of the Tangipahoa United Methodist Church, Stella graced the congregations with many years of beautiful music playing hymns on both the piano and organ. She Also played occasionally at Pine Ridge United Methodist Church. Stella worked at the Hammond Research Station - LSU AgCenter as an executive secretary for 46 years until her retirement. She remained an avid sports fan and always wanted to know if the Roos football team won under the Kentwood water tower. She never let a Saturday go by without asking if her beloved LSU Tigers won. And of course, her favorite color was purple. Stella’s love of reading kept the Kentwood Library busy with the many books they would get for her. She always had a stack to keep her occupied.
Stella was preceded in death by her mother Willie Merle Phillips White and her father Clyde Moore White Sr.
She is survived by her brother CM White Jr, his wife Patty (Pizzolato), niece Ashley Moore White Rosalez and her husband Michael Rosalez., Aunt Hilda Mundth, numerous cousins, nieces and nephews locally and across the country, and a host of friends.
Stella’s family would like to thank the staff of Modern Hospice .. especially Sammy and Rosetta for their gentleness and kindness during the past several months. Heritage Healthcare provided a safe “home away from home” residence and the staff from the beginning were caring and courteous. Her family appreciates all the nurses and aides who attended to all her wants and needs.
Per Stella’s wish, there will be no public viewing or service. Interment was at Woodland Cemetery in Kentwood, La., near her mother and father. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either of her two favorite institutions...The Kentwood Library, 101 Ave. F, Kentwood, La 70444, or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.